Annie Lefforge is a designer interested in visual beauty and how it functions to make the world a better place. Currently at Handled.



EDUCATION


BFA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS


Graduating May 2021 with minors in marketing and art history.

EXPERIENCE


JUNIOR DESIGNER
HANDLED | OCT 2019–PRESENT


Worked with brand director Celi Birke to create content for emails, website, and social media platforms. Became part of remote professional network, participating in weekly Zoom meetings and communicating on the company-wide Slack workspace. Promoted from brand intern after six months.



SALES ASSOCIATE
DARCY APPAREL | AUG 2019–JAN 2020

Worked weekend shifts to gain experience in retail marketing and customer service. Assisted with launch of in-house line by designing emails and editing promotional graphics.



DESIGN INTERN
CELI BIRKE CREATIVE | MAY 2019–OCT 2019

Assisted local freelance designer Celi Birke by organizing files, researching imagery and iconography as well as observing various projects in order to adopt best practices in design. Took on smaller creative projects under Birke’s art direction to learn the full process behind a typical design project.



DESIGN INTERN
ART FEEDS | JUN 2019–AUG 2019

Worked with local nonprofit program to create newsletters, posters + various branding assets during six-week summer internship program. Developed design skill set and learned about the importance of implementing creative programs in childhood education.



CREATIVE ASSISTANT + SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR SAVOIR-FAIRE | APR 2018–APR 2019

Styled models using new arrivals, photographed products for website and social media platforms, created graphics for Instagram profile, designed promotional emails using graphics and photo work, and participated in specialty shoots.